Wage and Hour

Federal and state laws typically require that an employer pay nonexempt employees’ wages for all the hours they have worked. Under federal law, “hours worked” means the time during which an employee is required to be on duty or at a prescribed workplace, and all time during which an employee is suffered or permitted to work.

State law may create different or additional standards, which makes it essential to work with an experienced employment law attorney if you have questions about a wage and hour claim. At Miller, Kistler & Campbell, we bring decades of experience to wage and hour disputes on behalf of both employees and employers.

For Employees

Our clients work hard to make a living, and they deserve full and prompt payment of wages — including tips and overtime. We frequently represent plaintiffs in claims against employers for failure to properly pay wages.

We handle issues involving:

  • Minimum wage compliance
  • Sales commission and bonuses
  • Overtime pay disputes
  • Nonexempt vs. exempt status of employees
  • Employee vs. independent contractor classification
  • Tip pool disputes
  • Compensation for breaks, uniforms or tools

Going up against an employer can be difficult and intimidating, but we provide support and advice to workers so they can proceed with confidence and pursue the wages and overtime that have been unfairly withheld.

For Employers

We also assist employers with certain wage and hour issues, including:

  • Representing the interests of businesses and employers in disputes with governmental agencies
  • Counseling employers in the resolution of day-to-day payroll disputes
  • Defending employers in individual and class-action litigation
  • Reviewing employers’ pay policies to ensure they are compliant with all relevant state and federal regulations

Having represented both employers and workers in wage and hour disputes, our attorneys have a thorough and well-rounded perspective on these matters. We can anticipate how the opposing party may try to handle their case against you and put you in the best possible position to succeed.

Contact us to Speak with a Lawyer

For experienced guidance and strategic counsel in wage and hour matters, please contact our offices in State College and Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

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Please contact one of our attorneys below who practice in the are of employment and labor law.



David Consiglio has deep ties to central Pennsylvania, having been born in Altoona in 1967 and graduating from Bishop…

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David S. Gaines, Jr. focuses his practice on municipal and governmental matters, workers’ compensation representation, and…

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